Peter M. Wolfgram

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To compare complex quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with MR spectroscopy (MRS) for quantification of hepatic steatosis (HS) and determine clinically significant MRI-based thresholds of HS in female youths. This prospective, cross-sectional study was conducted in 132 healthy females (11–22 years, mean 13.3 ± 2). Proton density fat-fraction(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Recombinant human growth hormone (hGH) therapy in children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) improves linear growth, body composition, physical strength and agility, and other metabolic parameters. These benefits must be weighed against potential adverse effects, including rare occurrences of sudden death. This review summarizes recent(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a risk assessment model for early detection of hepatic steatosis using common anthropometric and metabolic markers. STUDY DESIGN This was a cross-sectional study of 134 adolescent and young adult females, age 11-22 years (mean 13.3±2 years) from a middle school and clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. The ethnic distribution was 27%(More)
OBJECTIVE In nonobese youth, to investigate whether hepatic fat deposition and its metabolic consequences vary between ethnic groups. DESIGN AND METHODS Thirty-two nonobese girls (12 Hispanic White [H] and 20 non-Hispanic White [NHW] girls), aged 11-14 years old were recruited. Outcome measures were MRI measured hepatic proton density fat fraction(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether waist circumference (WC) is a better predictor of insulin resistance (IR) than body mass index (BMI) in U.S. adolescents aged 12-18 years. METHODS Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002, we evaluated an ethnically diverse sample of 1,571 adolescents with regard to BMI, WC, and fasting(More)
A 10 year old girl presented with severe diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and a hemoglobin A1C of 17.9%. On hospital day 2 after acidosis had improved it worsened and she developed excruciating abdominal pain. Her serum triglycerides and lipase levels were found to be extremely high and ultrasound analysis of the pancreas was consistent with acute pancreatitis.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the degree to which waist circumference (WC), body mass index (BMI), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-measured abdominal fat deposition predict insulin resistance (IR) in nonobese girls of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. METHODS Fifty-seven nonobese girls (12 African-American, 16 Hispanic(More)
Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 (APS-1), also referred to as autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED), is a rare autoimmune disease that results from autosomal recessive mutations of the human autoimmune regulatory (AIRE) gene. We present the case of a 17-year-old North American girl of primarily Norwegian descent(More)
We present a new rotational vibration isolator with an extremely low resonant frequency of 0.055 ± 0.002 Hz. The isolator consists of two concentric spheres separated by a layer of water and joined by very soft silicone springs. The isolator reduces rotation noise at all frequencies above its resonance which is very important for airborne mineral detection.(More)